Volkswagen recently announced that it would begin recalling 62,000 Tiguan SUVs due to faulty exterior lighting in the models from the years 2009 through 2011. This is only a small portion of the 2.6 million unit recall that the automaker announced in November. The primary foci for these recalls are auto defects like transmission issues and the defective lighting. These recalls may affect drivers in Florida and other states.
The recall was prompted by complaints submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in early November regarding the exterior light issue. According to VW, the issue is due to a fuse socket overheating, which causes a partial to complete loss of the outside lights. Volkswagen had not received any reports of accidents or serious injuries caused by these mechanical malfunctions at the time of the report.